A mother has been accused of stripping her 12-year-old son naked and raped him on their bed then warned him not to tell anyone.
34-year-old Brittany Rouleau has been charged with aggravated sexual assault after her young son told his now-guardian she assaulted him in 2018.
The 12-year-old reported his mom told the him to strip as he sat on the bed they shared after he got out of the bathroom at their Witchita Falls apartment.
He narrated that she asked the him about masturbation as she was removing her clothes before ordering him to take his clothes off and then raped him.
Rouleau reportedly then told her son to “go clean himself up” after the incident, reports The Sun.
An affidavit claims the boy told law enforcement he then slept on the couch because he felt what just took place was wrong.
He reported she told him he could “get in trouble” if he informed anyone because “he accepted it.”
The 12-year-old has kept quiet until he opened up about the incident to his present guardian this year.
His guardian then informed police of the matter, who repeated the allegations at Patsy’s House Child Advocacy Center.
Brittany Rouleau was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault and she initially denied having forced intercourse with her son.
According to the Times Record News, Rouleau has reportedly now confessed to the crime and a former neighbour has come forward and claimed she told him she slept with her son two years ago.
The 34-year-old is being held at Wichita County Jail on a $100,000 bond and a court hearing is yet to be scheduled.
In a related story, a school therapist has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual behaviour with a student.
40-year-old Tara Cardinale was a youth therapist at the New Alliance Academy in Paramus, New Jersey, before her crimes were revealed.
Prosecutors said she planned to have sex with a teenage boy of 17 years, meeting up with him at her house on two separate occasions, as well as exchanging text messages.
On one occasion, the teenager said he was invited to Cardinale’s apartment where she kissed him by her door.
When he visited her apartment again, she invited him inside, but the 17-year-old said he left after they were interrupted by a phone call from his mother.
His mother had called him to say police were investigating his contact with the therapist.
Cardinale pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact stemming from her arrest in January this year.
She agreed to have her clinical social worker licence nullified as a condition of her guilty plea in late August.
Under the terms of the Final Consent Order, she is indefinitely barred from engaging in the practice of social work or applying for a license to practice social work in the state of New Jersey.
Cardinale’s licence had been temporarily suspended by the Board of Social Work Examiners since March 5 pending the result of the criminal case against her.
Gurbir Grewal, State Attorney General said: “This licensee engaged in sexual conduct with a teenager under her professional supervision, not only violating our criminal laws but also committing an appalling breach of basic ethics and professional standards.
“The grave professional consequences this social worker faces are proof of our determination to protect the public and the integrity of the vast majority of mental health professionals who work tirelessly for their clients every day.”
Paramus Police first received a tip that Cardinale was engaging in a sexual relationship with a student under the age of 18 on December 29, 2019.
Following a joint investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Washington Township Police Department , Cardinale was arrested on January 10.
She was initially charged with criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child.
During a detention hearing earlier this year, a prosecutor told the court Cardinale and the victim “sexted” each other and discussed having sex.
The student told police he would have had sex with Cardinale had he not been interrupted by his mum and left her home.